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Tell Me What You Say Yes to, and I'll Tell You Who You Are

Jim Collins
“If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any.”

Jim Collins

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Know when you can safely say "no"
  • Over one week, observe how you spend your time and energy. Keep note of how many times you say yes, no, or maybe to a request. Notice and record how each request made you feel.
  • Identify the times you say no and everything still works out fine. This will help you to know how you can respond in the future.
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Try to document your energy level and your calendar. How much did you have to do? Did saying yes to too many things mean your days were too busy?

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